Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tool'

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Found Treasure?

03-16-2022 09:36 PM by VanDesignWoodworkin | 9 comments »

I was driving to pick up something from the pharmacy, and I noticed someone had this down to the road. I did plug it in at home… and it works! Is this a good, free find?

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Handy tools #18: Hand cranked grinder

02-27-2022 06:27 PM by Dave Polaschek | 27 comments »

A few days ago Tony, the Gr8Hunter sent me a Keystone Iron City hand-cranked grinder he had scored. It was pretty rusty (but just surface rust – no pitting I could see) and would barely turn, so I completely disassembled it, soaked everything in Evaporust, chased the threads on all the nuts and bolts with taps and dies, applied a coat of linseed oil to the wooden handle, then reassembled everything, oiled the moving parts, and gave it a test drive. It worked great, but there was a deep ...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #20: Moving Forward on the Tool Cabinet

01-19-2022 05:58 PM by Bill Berklich | 9 comments »

COVID has done weird things everywhere. But I have managed to get out in the shop make progress on my Tool Cabinet. Throughout 2020 I managed to get all the lower cabinet drawers made and set. Created a mid-deck gallery and knocked together the main section of the upper cabinet. And installed and finished the top. Over Christmas of 2021 I added some trim to the Mid-deck Gallery And in February-March completed Walnut trimmed drawer faces and installed handles and bolted...

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Handy tools #17: Mini marking square

12-30-2021 04:54 PM by Dave Polaschek | 12 comments »

Building drawer boxes, I’m working on small dovetails on relatively thin stock. I don’t need a big square for marking lines, and given how cluttered my bench is at the moment, a small square seemed like a good thing to have. I took a scrap of sycamore and planed it so the sides were flat and parallel. Then I cut a slightly oversized dado in one of the pieces, glued a cross piece in, pegged it with a piece of bamboo skewer, and made sure it was actually square. Looks c...

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Router Plane #2: Spalted Birch Router Plane

04-09-2021 08:02 PM by MikeB_UK | 4 comments »

Going with a traditional hag’s tooth design, so iron is at a high angle, works closer to a scraper than a plane. Just used for the final finish after a chisel. Grab a likely looking chunk of wood, spalted birch in this case.The log behind is elder if this goes wrong :) Clean it up to more or less the right shape. Couple of suspicious looking cracks, so I’ll have to split it off there as well. Work out the angle for the iron, doesn’t need to be too scientific, plough planes have a ...

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Router Plane #1: Low angle beech router

04-09-2021 07:30 PM by MikeB_UK | 5 comments »

Well, not so much low as low for a traditional router plane. Traditional high angle router planes are great for final clean-up of a grove or dado, but sometimes you want one that takes off more stock.For that you need a lower angle on the blade, something more like a standard plane, so about 45 degrees. First thought was grab a likely looking piece of beech.However, I’ve got nothing thick enough so I’ll have cut to length and glue it up. Square it up and plane 45(ish) degree chamfer....

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Renovating A Delta 34 410 Contractor Table Saw

03-28-2021 11:27 AM by Madoc | 0 comments »

Hello all! Kicking things off here with the renovation of the Delta 34 410 Contractor Table Saw I just picked up on Craig’s List. Cleaning it up will be the first order of business. Unsticking the blade angle gearing is part of that. The gearing can get to 45 degrees but only with lotsa torqueing it once past 30 degrees or so. That’s not right so I gotta dig in to the guts of it. Once cleaned up I’ll be checking its runout and making changes from there. I̵...

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Handy tools #12: Fixed 3/8" marking gauge

11-14-2020 05:15 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Simple, but for every bookcase I build, I need to cut a dozen 3/8” wide & deep rabbets. Which means marking two dozen lines 3/8” from the edge of a board. I was initially using my fixed fence kerfing plane, but then I broke that by knocking it off my bench, which gave me an opportunity to rethink things. Since I’ve been practicing turning things with my lathe, I’ve got a bunch of round things. I took one of them, put a fence on it (another scrap) and then put a brass bra...

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Shop Tour 2020

04-29-2020 03:20 PM by Tomy Hovington | 5 comments »

Check out my 2020 Shop tour. A little guided tour of my work space, tools and storage system.

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Simple Router Circle Jig

03-28-2020 01:43 AM by Axis39 | 0 comments »

Simple might still be overstating things… I needed to make a circular hole in a speaker baffle at a hair over 9”. I love using templates with my routers… But, I needed to make an accurate template. I hate taking the screws out of my router bottom plates… I’m always losing the screws! So, I contemplated. Made a few starts. Then, was suddenly hit with inspiration! I have a little battery operated Ridgid Trim Router that I use for soooo many thing...

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